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Annual Auction and Benefit

Every year in the spring, ACDS proudly hosts our Annual Auction & Benefit Soiree. This event supports the ongoing needs of our non-profit school and funds essential programs that facilitate learning for students and faculty.

Auction & Benefit Soiree

Our Auction & Benefit Soiree is an evening of fun and fundraising for the ACDS community to benefit our teachers and students. Past fun and games have included Casino games, a Live Auction, Heads or Tails interactive game, dinner, dessert, cocktail bar areas, and music.

Online Auction

In addition to our Auction and Benefit Soiree, we also host an online auction full of amazing items. Past auction items have included one-week at a Cabin Retreat, 49ers tickets, Disneyland VIP experience, Penthouse Suite and Zamboni Ride for the San Jose Sharks, one-week at a Luxury Beach House, Private Cooking Class and Head of School for the Day.

Thank you!

The ACDS Administration and Staff would like to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to the dedicated Auction Committee who have made our 2022 event possible: 

  • Kimberly Ahlgren (Payton 8th, David 6th and Austin 3rd)
  • Jennie Berto (Ellie 8th and Dylan 4th)
  • Sean Halasz (Joshua and Jacqueline, PreK)
  • Katie Lake (Jaiden '21 and Hayden 8th)
  • Zena Olsen (Miles '18)
  • Heather Peters (Hannah 8th)

Get Involved!

There are so many different ways to get involved with our Annual Auction & Benefit event. Below are a few ways to get involved. Please click the link below to let us know how you can help.

Learn How You Can Help


We are always looking for volunteers who are able to donate their time both pre-Auction and during the event. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, use your skills and talents to help the community and give back. We would love to hear from you if you can volunteer.


Thank you to the countless donors, families and local businesses that have generously supported our annual auction. 

We accept both monetary donations and donations of items for our auction. ACDS is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax refundable as permissible by law. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.

Become a Sponsor

Our sponsor packages are tailored to help you advance your business interests with a multitude of advertising vehicles that allow you to:

  • market your business message
  • build your brand awareness
  • maximize your visibility in the community
  • reach new customers
  • provide tax-benefits for your business
  • enjoy opportunities for client cultivation

Contact us to learn more about how to sponsor one of our future events.


Do you have general questions about our Annual Auction & Benefit event? Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Annual Giving & Special Events, Kimberly Ahlgren, with any questions you may have. We are always here to help!

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors & Donors

San Francisco 49ers logo
AR Workshop logo
Cupertino Dental Group
Disneyland logo
Hill Family Estate logo
Mutual of America logo
Presentation High School logo
San Jose Sharks logo
Chef Terri Dien
American Girl logo
Archbishop Mitty High School logo
CMT San Jose Logo
Flour + Water logo
Joe Escobar Diamonds logo
Notre Dame San Jose
The Pasta Market logo
San Jose Giants logo
Spenga logo
Symphony San Jose logo
Aqui logo
BellaJames Logo
Chipolte logo
Justin Winery logo
Legends Pizza
Mary Kay logo
Poshly Delicious logo
Serenity Studio logo
Sundance The Steakhouse logo
Tomato Thyme logo
Weener's Leap